Daniel Laurens Barringer

Daniel Laurens Barringer ( born October 1, 1788 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, † October 16, 1852 in Shelbyville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1826 and 1835 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Barringer was the uncle of Daniel Moreau Barringer Congressman ( 1806-1873 ). After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in Raleigh to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1813 and 1822 he was several times delegate in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson. End of the 1820s he became a member of the Democratic Party, founded by this.

Following the resignation of Mr Willie Person Mangum, he was at the due election for the eighth seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 4, 1826. After several re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1835 in Congress. Since 1833 he was a member of the opposition to President Jackson. He left the Democratic Party and later became a member of the Whigs. During his first term as congressman until 1829 was debated in Congress violently between supporters and opponents of Andrew Jackson. After he took office as president in March 1829 his policy was the focus of discussions. It was about the controversial implementation of the Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and the Bank's policy Jacksons.

In 1834, Barringer was not re-elected. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he moved to Shelbyville in Tennessee, where he practiced law. In 1843 and 1845 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Tennessee and also its president. In 1844 he was an elector of the Whigs in the presidential elections. Daniel Barringer died on October 16, 1852 in Shelbyville.